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NEH Takes the Lead

June 19, 2014 | By Public Programs Staff

Three NEH-funded projects have been awarded the 2014 Leadership in History award from the American Association of State and Local History in recognition for their exceptional achievement in the preservation and interpretation of state and local history.

The award is the Association's "highest distinction and the winners represent the best in the field,” said Terry Davis, AASLH President & CEO. For the full press release, click here.

 

Kent State University received an Implementation grant for an exhibition about the 1970 shooting of Kent State University students by National Guardsmen. Rokeby Museum received two grants for an exhibition on the history of the Underground Railroad in Vermont and northern New England. The Robert Russa Moton Museum also received two grants for an exhibition examining the 1951 student protest at the Robert Russa Moton High School in Prince Edward County and the broader history of public school desegregation in Virginia.